ThePhenom wrote:It's not contrived. Tessa was obviously attracted to Mariah. She was all into that kiss. Problem was she was dating Mariah's brother, a guy who wore his previous breakups on his sleeves. She didn't wanna hurt him so she tried to maintain a friendship with Mariah and a relationship with him. Unfortunately it was not something that could function long-term. She just sped it along with the whole journal fiasco. Once Noah removed himself they were free to be together with no guilt. We also have to take into account there were forces outside the show working against the story and you have to applaud MY for refusing to give up and finally getting them together.
To me, Tessa looked like she was "all into that kiss" the same way I am when my granny kisses me. It was one of the most chaste kisses I've seen in daytime. Immediately after that kiss, Tessa went right back to her boyfriend until he threw her to the curb. She then begged him to keep her because she "loved him", not because she didn't want to hurt him. She's only suddenly into poor Mariah as a plot device since the other s/ls are falling apart with MM and ED leaving. Let's not revise history here.